Friday, May 9, 2008

OpenSUSE Sync Treo 650 With KDE Kontakt Using KPilot

Using Bluetooth:

Based on: http://www.newt.com/debian/treo650.html

Enable DUND and set DUND Options to
--listen --persist --msdun call treo
in YAST -> Hardware -> Bluetooth


In /etc/ppp/peers/ create a script called treo with the following contents

115200
192.168.33.2.1:192.168.33.2
local
ms-dns 127.0.0.1
noauth
debug

Set the device in KPilot to net:any

[Update]

For whatever reason this does not work on my new laptop.

But starting dund manulally with
dund --listen --persist --msdun call treo
works.

I cant see the difference between this and the startup via /etc/init.d/bluetooth but nevertheless I have a workaround.




Installing openSUSE 10.3 on a Dell Vostro 1700

Installing openSUSE 10.3 on a Dell Vostro 1700

Hardware Specification

CPU

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo T7500 @ 2.20GHz 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB

Memory

3GB Dual Channel 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM

Chipset

Intel 965PM Express chipset

Graphic Card

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB DDR2 dedicated graphics memory

Display

17" UltraSharpTM Wide Screen WUXGA (1920x1200) display with TrueLifeTM

Audio

SigmaTel STAC9205

Harddrive

2x Hitachi HTS722016K9A300 160GB 7200 rpm

Optical Drives

TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TSL-623H
DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer DVD

Power

DELL TM9878 battery 7800 mAh

Camera

Omnivision OV2640 2 MPixel 15 fps

Wireless

Dell Wireless Broadcom BCM4310

Mobile Broadband

Not installed

Touchpad

ALPS Electric

Bluetooth

Broadcom BCM2045B2

Network

Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX

Modem

Conexant HDA D330 MDC V.92 Modem

IR

unkown

Card Reader

unkown

ExpressCard

unkown

Installation

Base System

Installed using openSUSE 10.3 DVD. Using the KDE3 Package Using reiserfs for the file systems. Using proprietory Nvidia drivers

Suspend to Ram

Works out of the box using s2ram -f (as root)

Create /etc/pm/config.d/s2ram:

add S2RAM_OPTS="-f"

Suspend to Disk

Not tested so far

External Monitor

Can be configured using nvidia-settings. If the Monitor is not connected on X11 startup KDE3 kicker will extend to the size of both monitors. [SOLVED] Add the Option "ConnectedMonitors" "DFP, CRT" to the Screen section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf. FN-F8 also works but only works well if Twinview is in Clone mode.

Display DPI

Fixed Display DPI to 96x96 (MS Windows default) Added Option "DPI" "96 x 96" to /etc/X11/xorg.conf Section "Screen"

SVideo Out

Not tested

Multimedia Buttons

Work out of the box. But make sure the main channel in Kmix is set to Front

Audio

Internal Microphone The internal digital microphones do not work until you manually select a driver in the KDE Arts configuration (ALSA seams to be the best joice) External Microphone Does not work Internal Speakers Works out of the box External Speakers Works out of the box

IEEE 1394

Not tested

Speedstep

Seams to work out of the box

Fans

Seam to work out of the box

Card Reader

Seams to work out of the box

Web-Cam

Works out of the box

Touchpad

Works, but without scrolling. Tapping (left mouse click) works. Seams not to be detected by the kernel as touch pad just as a normal mouse. [SOLVED] This is because the Alps Touchpad is not detected by the kernel. This can be fixed by trivial patch to the alps module. Install the kernel-source package. Edit the file: /usr/src/linux/drivers/input/mouse/alps.c In line 56 add { { 0x73, 0x02, 0x50 }, 0x4f, 0x4f, ALPS_FW_BK_1 }, as root: cd /usr/src/linux make cloneconfig make make install_modules make install reboot Now the touch pad should show up in /proc/bus/input/devices as I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=7325 N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint" P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0 S: Sysfs=/class/input/input3 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse1 event3 B: EV=f B: KEY=420 670000 0 0 0 0 B: REL=3 B: ABS=1000003 You may use sax to configure it for your x11

Wireless

Does not work with the bcm43xx kernel module but with ndiswrapper Download driver from ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36501-37000/sp36684.exe mkdir /lib/windrivers mv sp36684.exe /lib/windrivers cd /lib/windrivers cabextract sp36684.exe ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf ndiswrapper -a 14e4:4315 bmwl5 ndiswrapper -m depmod -a modprobe wlan0 Configure wlan with Yast Add ndiswrapper to MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT in /etc/sysconfig/kernel

Bluetooth

Works out of the box

Modem

Not tested

Ir

Not tested

Compiz

Installed Compiz Fusion Icon. Worked out of the box. Made it loading on KDE startup with ln -s /usr/share/applications/fusion-icon.desktop ~/.kde/Autostart

Skype

Download openSUSE RPMs from www.skype.com. Install libqt4-32bit, libqt-dbus-1-32bit and libqt4-x11-32bit. Integrated web cam is detected and works out of the box.